[Wine] Exploration of Wine as a desktop shell

David Gerard dgerard at gmail.com
Sat Mar 6 17:40:39 CST 2010

On 6 March 2010 22:57, Gullible Jones <wineforum-user at winehq.org> wrote:

> - Lots of "fixme" messages in the console. LOTS. Hundreds of them. Never seen so many. I'm thinking maybe it has to do with Arch Linux compiling everything -O2? Or maybe it's just because nobody ever tried BBLean on Wine before. :?

Wine FIXME: messages are notes from developers to other developers
should basically be ignored for almost all purposes - they're for such
things as "this function is actually a stub and hasn't been written
yet." No-one worries about them unless and until the incompleteness of
the function in question turns out to be problematic in practice.

(Remember that Wine was not written by sitting down with MSDN and
reimplementing the whole thing - it's done with each piece being
written *as and when* an application actually needs it, and quite a
lot of apps want to check for functions they never actually get around
to using for things ... the world of Windows programs turns out in
practice to be a complete mess.)

- d.

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